March/April 2021

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3 Great Getaway Stays in Ohio

Whether you prefer a Tuscan-inspired vineyard, a nature-infused hotel or a resort-style escape, these three destinations offer plenty to do without ever leaving the property.

3 Spring Outdoor Adventures in West Virginia

From rafting to fishing to off-roading, the Mountain State offers a wealth of outdoor adventures as spring takes hold.

4 Surprising Food Finds in Ohio’s Amish Country

Check out four experiences that go beyond traditional fare, from garden-fresh fine dining to a pizza shop that gets its ingredients from local farms.

Geneva-on-the-Lake: Visit 3 Longtime Landmarks

This Ashtabula County destination along the Lake Erie shore has been a draw for generations. Today, it still embodies an inviting, old-time feel.

Toledo: On the Town, On The Water & In the Parks

Whether you want to explore city, get out on the river or explore nature, the Toledo area has a full slate of activities waiting.

Food + Drink

50 Famous Ohio Foods

From legendary brands and classic reboots to new names and local favorites, here's how to fill your pantry and refrigerator with the flavors of Ohio.  

Famous Ohio Foods: Central

Grill up Schmidt's Sausage Haus' Bahama Mama, try a chocolate-and-peanut-butter favorite at Buckeye Donuts and more.

Famous Ohio Foods: Condiments

Flavors of the ballpark and the classic drive-in are among this lineup of sandwich toppers. 

Famous Ohio Foods: Ice Cream

From cookie dough to black raspberry chip — you can't go wrong with these frozen favorites.

Famous Ohio Foods: Northeast

Pop a bottle of Norka Soda, try White House Fruit Farm's famous blueberry doughnuts and more.

Famous Ohio Foods: Northwest

Grab a big bag of Spangler Candy Co.'s Dum-Dums, take home Tony Packo's Pickles & Peppers and more.

Famous Ohio Foods: Potato Chips

Wavy, original, salt & vinegar, barbecue and more — these chip brands put a welcome crinkle in our life.

Famous Ohio Foods: Southeast

Buy some Kennedy’s Bakery tea cookies, pick up Shagbark Seed & Mill's original tortilla chips and more.

Famous Ohio Foods: Southwest

Try Holtman's Donuts' famous maple and bacon creation, pick up Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment's steakhouse seasoning and more

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen’s Boozy Milkshakes

This Columbus spot brings upscale and playful ice cream creations to the city’s dining scene.

How Bob Evans Went From an Ohio Farm to a Sausage Empire

What had its beginnings in Gallia County has grown into a national brand that brings its namesake’s favorites to diners and home cooks alike. 

How to Make Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Stout

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making this Irish favorite starring beef, bacon and 16 ounces of beer.

How White Castle Created the Fast-Food World

It began in Kansas, but found its home in Columbus. Billy Ingram’s company shaped the fast-food experience as we know it and created a burger that is still beloved. 

Lock 15 Brewing Co., Akron

Colin Cook and Joe Karpinski play on Akron history at their brewpub along the Ohio & Erie Canal that also offers a menu of interesting eats.


‘Walk This Way’ at Taft Museum of Art

Historic and fascinating women’s shoes from the collection of famed footwear designer Stuart Weitzman step into the spotlight in Cincinnati. 

Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals

Explore the Ohio artist’s beautiful and thought-provoking body of work at the Columbus Museum of Art through Oct. 3.

Home + Garden

Hazelmade, Kent

Designer Susan Hazel Rich’s line features beautiful and colorful items ranging from greeting cards to tote bags to tea towels.

Ohio Life

Filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo on Their Hometown Influences

After bringing four Marvel movies to the big screen, the Russo brothers returned to their native Cleveland with “Cherry.” 

How Ohio Helped Make the Jeep an Icon

Between 1941 and 1945, Willys-Overland of Toledo produced more than 363,000 jeeps for the war effort. Soldiers loved the vehicle, and it grew into a popular consumer brand that today employs thousands of Ohio autoworkers.

Live Well Ohio: March/April 2021

Add these five foods into your diet for better health, and use these simple strategies for moving more this season.

Ohio Finds! Charley Harper ‘Wedding Feast’ Serigraph

The Cincinnati artist is beloved for his minimalistic, nature-inspired works. The originals are pricey, but limited-edition prints of his work are more accessible. 

The Great Flood of 1936

That spring, Marietta was just one of many river towns overtaken by rising waters that covered portions of a dozen states.

The Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue, Youngstown

This addition to Wean Park immortalizes the famous handshake between baseball players George Shuba and Jackie Robinson.